Jan 31, 2011

2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

In Summary:
- stronger emphasis on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity
- consume more healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood
consume less sodium, saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and refined grains
- provides action steps such as “make half of your plate fruits and vegetables” and “enjoy your food, but eat less”

There are some other cool sections as well, including a table that lists the 25 top sources of calories among various age groups.

Have any of you looked at the new DGs? What did you think?


  1. Such great tips!

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  2. I favorited them and caught the end of the live conference on Monday but I've been so swamped with work I haven't had a time to read it all yet! The reviews and outlines I've read look pretty nice and I like Marion Nestle's pointing out of euphamisms for "eat less meat and drink less soda" for things like "choose leaner cuts of meat and eat less sofas" etc.

    I can't wait to get into them later this week.

  3. I thought it was strange that everyone seemed so surprised and shocked that they recommended more specific guidelines, such as "Eat less," but they really need to! So I guess I'm slightly more satisfied with the new guidelines.